CIO of the Year Europe awards gala - Photos and highlights from inaugural celebration in Barcelona

Photos and highlights from the CIO of the Year Europe awards gala celebration in Barcelona. Images from Barcelona-based photographer @sergisalafotograf

The inaugural CIO of the Year Europe awards gala took place at the Miramar  Terrazza in Barcelona.

Early arrivals at the CIO of the Year Europe awards.

Brussels-based Mars Petcare Global CIO Miao Song, and Stockholm-based SPP CIO Kristin Lindmark at the CIO of the Year Europe awards.

Getting ready for the CIO of the Year Europe awards.

MC DanRam introduces the inaugural CIO of the Year Europe awards in Barcelona.

ABB Powergrid CIO Michael Loechle, a member of the CIO of the Year Europe jury, with 'Project of the Year Europe - Innovation in IT and Business' finalists Chris Zissis from JLL, Victor de Ávila Rueda from Spanish construction company Sacry, and Rome Airport's Emiliano Sorrenti.

London-based Chris Zissis, CIO of Capital Markets and Valuation Advisory at JLL, recognised at the CIO of the Year Europe awards.

FC Barcelona member and CIO of the Year Europe jury member Michael Loechle presents Sacyr CIO Victor de Ávila Rueda with a ceremonial Barcelona football uniform.

Jury member Monika Plocke, Head of Banking Technology Software Engineering at Nordea, gets ready to introduce an award with awards MC DanRam.

Mars Petcare CIO Miao Song announced leader in the Project of the Year Europe - Diversity in IT and Business category.

Tesco CTO Guus Deckers presented the Project of the Year Europe - Sustainability in IT and Business award at the CIO of the Year Europe gala.

Piotr Slomianny of Polish water utilities company Miejskie Przedsiebiorstwo Wodociagow i Kanalizacji won the Project of the Year Europe - Sustainability in IT and Business category.

Morten Gade Christensen, CIO of financial services technology provider Bankdata, and Marabu CIO Stefan Würtemberger - acknowledged for work done with his team in his previous role at Renz - were reunited on stage having spent the previous two days on the CIO Beyond workshop. The award was presented by jury member Araceli García.

In the 'CIO of the Year Europe - SME' category, the winning CIO was Denmark-based Bankdata CIO Morten Gade Christensen.

The CIO of the Year Europe - Large Enterprise finalists were Iberdrola CIO Fernando Lucero, Enel CIO Carlo Bozzoli, and Equinor CIO Åshild Hanne Larsen.

Equinor CIO Åshild Hanne Larsen won the 'CIO of the Year Europe - Large Enterprise' category at the inaugural CIO of the Year Europe awards in Barcelona.

Sylvain Siou from sponsors Nutanix presents Equinor CIO and SVP Åshild Hanne Larsen with a commemorative FC Barcelona shirt.

CIO of the Year Europe winners: Sacyr CIO Victor de Ávila Rueda, Equinor CIO Åshild Hanne Larsen and Bankdata CIO Morten Gade Christensen.

From Finland, KONE CIO Antti Koskelin and Elina Koskelin, with Neste CIO Tommi Touvila and Päivi-Maria Tuovila.

The Denmark contingent at the inaugural CIO of the Year Europe awards gala.

Attendees from the two-day CIO Beyond workshop reunited at the CIO of the Year Europe awards.

BAT CTO Nick Giannakakis, Horwich Farrelly IT Director Chris Jekiel, Merck technology exec Angelica Timofte, and Anthony Samaha from Nutanix.

The well-represented Spanish contingent at the CIO of the Year Europe awards in Barcelona.

Mars Petcare Global CIO Miao Song, and SPP CIO Kristin Lindmark at the CIO of the Year Europe awards.

Editor-in-Chief of IDG's B2B titles Computerworld and CIO in the Netherlands, Sander Almekinders, with CIO UK Editor and CIO of the Year Europe jury member Edward Qualtrough.

Armina Avanes CIO of Växa Sverige, a Swedish animal genetics company, at the CIO of the Year Europe awards celebration dinner.

OmniCom EMEA CIO Roman Kornauka and Christine Kornauka enjoy the view at the CIO of the Year Europe awards.

Sylvain Siou from sponsors Nutanix, and IDG International Events Director Michael Beilfuss, thank attendees for being part of the inaugural CIO of the Year Europe awards.

IDG Global Editorial Director, Matt Egan, tells CIOs from across the continent to speak to the CIO brands in their local markets!

The 2020 CIO of the Year Europe awards will take place on Thursday 3 December in Barcelona - technology leaders from across the continent will again be invited to take part!

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